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Damascus denounces US-led ‘massacre’ in Syria, calls on UN to intervene

Syria has called on the United Nations to take immediate action against the so-called US-led coalition, and to prevent it from conducting further airstrikes in the Middle Eastern country, after the coalition’s latest airborne assault claimed lives of over 40 civilians.

 

 

Syria has called on the United Nations to take immediate action against the so-called US-led coalition, and to prevent it from conducting further airstrikes in the Middle Eastern country, after the coalition’s latest airborne assault claimed lives of over 40 civilians.

In two separate letters sent to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and the UN Security Council President Koro Bessho on Friday, the Syrian Foreign Ministry strongly denounced the US-led coalitions “atrocities committed against civilians,” and called for bringing the perpetrators to justice, Syria’s official SANA news agency reported.

The letters were written after US-led warplanes launched airstrikes on the town of Ghandour, which is more than 23 kilometers (14.2 miles) away from the violence-ridden city of Manbij, in Syria’s strategic northern province of Aleppo.

UN special envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura estimates that over 400,000 people have been killed in the conflict. The UN has stopped its official casualty count in Syria, citing its inability to verify the figures that it receives from various sources.

 

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